The Janus Tree and Other Stories (eBook)
- Author: Glen Hirshberg
- Page Count: 270
- Pub. Date: August 1, 2017
- Status: E-Book
The Janus Tree
by Glen Hirshberg
About the Book:
From the the Shirley Jackson and International Horror Guild Award winning author of THE SNOWMAN'S CHILDREN, THE TWO SAMS, AMERICAN MORONS, and the Motherless Child Trilogy comes THE JANUS TREE, a collection of dazzling and haunting tales...
* A young girl, lying in the way-back of a station wagon during an all-night family road trip, becomes convinced that the people up front are no longer her parents.
* A dutiful Jewish nephew slowly comes to understand--and fear--his aging aunts' obsession with the exotic animals wandering loose on a nearby farm in suburban Baltimore.
* A Japanese immigrant, isolated in a California mountain town while caring for her dying husband, begins seeing Tall Things in the corners of her house. Whisperers. They tell her they are coming to live in her mouth.
* And in the Shirley Jackson Award-winning title novelette, a decaying mining town in Montana provides the backdrop for a desperate battle between a troubled, pugnacious pre-teen, the bully who has terrorized him, and the much more sinister force neither child realizes has come for them.
Welcome back to Glen Hirshberg country, where griefs are at least as dangerous as ghosts. Where terror and wonder become not just inextricable but often indistinguishable. Where the worlds of imagination and everyday reality color and corrode and sometimes overwhelm each other.
A country surprisingly like your own.
About the Author:
Glen Hirshberg was born in Detroit in 1966, and grew up there and in San Diego. He received his B.A. from Columbia University, where he won the Bennett Cerf Prize for Best Fiction, and his M.A. and M.F.A. from the University of Montana.
Glen's first novel, The Snowman's Children, was published by Carroll and Graf in 2002. The Two Sams, published by Carroll and Graf in October 2003, collects his celebrated ghost stories which have received multiple International Horror Guild and World Fantasy Award nominations.
Glen Hirshberg lives in the Los Angeles area with his wife and children.